Dominant varieties

White


Antão Vaz, Arinto, Roupeiro, Perrum, Rabo de Ovelha, Trincadeira das Pratas, Alicante Branco

Red


Aragonez, Castelão, Trincadeira, Alfrocheiro, Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Grand Noir, Moreto and Tina Caiada

Alentejo

A wine to be enjoyed slowly, like the Alentejo landscape.


The Alentejo is known for its undulating plains, interrupted in the north by the Serra de São Mamede. The soils alternate between schist, clay, marble, granite and limestone, an unusual diversity that, with the warm climate, gives the grapes a unique flavour. A secret discovered by the Romans and, from the 12th century, by the royal power and religious orders that encouraged winegrowing in this region.

Start the itinerary at the Serra de São Mamede Natural Park, with the perfect combination of the cultural and natural heritage of Portalegre, Castelo de Vide, with its ancient Jewish quarter, and the walled town of Marvão, on the highest point in the Alentejo. The freshness of the mountains and the old vines on the slopes give the wine a much appreciated complexity.

Heading south, you must stop in Évora, a World Heritage city, where you can’t miss a good dinner. Nearby, schedule wine tastings in wineries, appreciating examples of architecture and innovation. Visit Estremoz, Arraiolos, known for its embroidered carpets, and Elvas, which fortifications, classified by UNESCO, protected the border for centuries. Let yourself be surprised by the megalithic heritage framed by the landscape of cork oaks, a tree that is an ex-libris of the Alentejo.

Close to Reguengos, one of the most expressive production areas, do not miss the climb to the walls of Monsaraz. In this privileged area for observation of the night sky, the wine will taste better at a picnic by the Alqueva lake at sunset.

Visit the wineries that will welcome you with open doors to taste regional specialities. You will find them in Borba, Redondo, Vidigueira, Granja-Amareleja or Moura.

Alentejo wine is perfect to accompany meat dishes, which are famous, the Mediterranean diet, apparently simple but exquisite, with the aromatic herbs, bread and olive oil of the region, and the tasty sheep and goat cheeses.

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© Turismo do Alentejo

© Turismo do Alentejo

© João Silva

© João Silva

© João Silva

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© Jose Sarmento Matos

Local Tip


Alentejo is a land of bread and wine, of olive oil, of cork

by António Maçanita

The Alentejo is a land of bread and wine, of olive oil, of cork, among many other things. It's not one of those wine regions where you only see vines! And that is so great! We have sun and soil in abundance, it is water that is lacking and it is water that dictates the occupation of the territory.

Discover the experiences that the Alentejo region has to offer

Discovery


Yes! I'm a Wine Geek!

100% tailormade, orientated for the wine lovers who want to fulfill their curiosity & learn more about Portuguese wines. After a deep visit to our facilities, the wine tasting will include 7 wines + a barrel/stainless steel tank tasting, and a cheese & presunto board.

Discovery


From Farm to Table

Pairing 2 worlds: the world of wine & the world of gastronomy. They need each other, they are complementary, and they allow us to spread more portuguese traditions & flavors abroad!

Adventure


Outdoor Experience

The best way to enjoy a bottle of wine in the middle of the Alentejo landscape, with no hurry and all the needed comfort to rest & spend a convivial moment.

Discovery


A picnic in the Alentejo

The most pure Alentejo experience. Visit the centenary Herdade Grande and have a picnic in the vineyards, in what is considered one of the best wine tourism regions in the world

Discovery


KITCHEN’ing with the WINE

Discover the secrets of tradicional Alentejo cuisine in an amazing experience and an unforgettable lunch.

Adventure


NATURE’ing with WINE

Live the Alentejo harvesting experience.

Discovery


WINE’making FOR A DAY

A unique experience: crafting your own wine and being a winemaker for a day.

Adventure


Grape harvesting at Barrocal

Dive into the wine traditions of Alentejo, learn about this special terroir and get to know the wines of the 200-year-old São Lourenço do Barrocal estate.

Discovery


Taste the São Lourenço do Barrocal wine

Savour the authentic flavour profiles of the Barrocal wines with a tasting of three or five references

Adventure


Carriage rides with wine tastings

Take a ride in our horse carriage and do a wine tasting in the middle of nature.

Discovery


Visit to Torre de Palma Winery and 3 Wine Tastings

Visit to Torre de Palma Winery and 3 Wine Tastings

Discovery


3 Wines Tasting with Regional Products

3 Wines Tasting with Regional Products

Discovery


Blind Tasting

Stimulate your senses and take a chance in a Blind Tasting of our Wines.

Discovery


Barrels Wine Tasting

Try something different, unique, and wonderful like tasting the Wines directly from the Torre de Palma barrels!

Discovery


A wine lunch under a thousand-year-old olive tree

Morgado do Quintão has passed through the hands of more than four generations, each of which has left its unique mark on the land and paved the way for the next.

Discovery


Wine Blending Workshop

Wine Blending is an experience in which participants are challenged to create a blend of their own with wine from different deposits and barrels from the Torre de Palma winery.

Discovery


Wines Around the Fire

Enjoy an exclusive and private wine tasting around the campfire.

Adventure


Wine Harvest at Torre de Palma

In this special program, we have prepared for you an immersive experience in wine culture with the opportunity to taste the flavors of Alentejo in Basilii.

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